Trying to catch up with my library-visiting self.
The weekend before Thanksgiving I made a run up to Chicago to do a little business. I visited some libraries and schools along the way as part of my 100-Library Tour. Before I left I made a run up to Abingdon, VA and visited their schools and libraries.
At Abingdon High School, Virginia welcomed me to her comfortable and active library. We had a great talk about teen reading and she got a copy of The League of Delphi: Book I of The Delphi Trilogy for her shelf. And she made sure I visited Stanley Middle School and the Washington County Public Library while I was in town. I hope to visit again for a reading program.
Then I saddled up and headed north (where, yes, it was cold – still is). Along the way I visited the Knox Appalachian School in Barbourville, KY and donated some books for their collection. This is a residential school for kids who are trying to get their lives back on track. Jennifer, the English teacher, was very excited because her library is expanding and the teens are diving into reading. I hope to do a group event sometime for the teens.
I stopped at Madison County Library in Berea, KY and delivered a book to Pat then went on to Williamstown, KY and Grant County Public Library. I’d wanted to visit them last time I was in the area but missed their closing time.
It was near nightfall when I reached the Miami Township Branch of the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library. I’m glad I stopped by. Had a great talk with Branch Manager Carrie, who used to be a teen services librarian. She promised to send The League of Delphi on to circulation and I was just informed today that it has been shelved. So, read on, Cincy!
In addition to my many school and library visits I’ve met some great people at the North Carolina Library Association conference in Winston-Salem, the Virginia Association of School Librarians conference in Williamsburg, and the Southeastern Library Association conference in Greeneville, SC and we’ve been staying in touch. I’m so glad I embarked on this tour.
What’s the count? 86 of 100 so far.
Next week, I head off to Charlotte for an author visit with the teens at the Independence Brach.
Want to know how all this got started? Check it out here.
Also, follow my progress in photos on Facebook.
Now, here’s the cheese on this Brain Burger.
3 things no one told me about a 100-library tour :
- Do not fear: librarians are way nicer than they were when you were a kid.
- Your tour will take you to Miami – no, not that Miami – don’t be ridiculous!
- You will deliberately travel north into the frozen tundra to meet your goal. Luckily, you get to escape south again.
SPREAD THE CONSPIRACY – GET “THE DELPHI DECEPTION: BOOK II OF THE DELPHI TRILOGY” NOW!
What librarians are saying about The Delphi Trilogy:
“The League of Delphi by Chris Everheart is super suspenseful and unputdownable in the best sense of the word. A great readalike for kids who have plowed through Percy Jackson and The Hunger Games. We have multiple copies of the book and they have not been on the shelf since we bought them. Teen patrons have loved The League of Delphi.” – Hannahlily Smith, Teen Coordinator, Johnson City Public Library, Johnson City, TN.
“Fast-paced and well written, this thrilling mystery sucks readers in and leaves them anxiously waiting for the next installment of the trilogy. This is exactly the type of book teens enjoy and it will draw in even the most reluctant readers.” – Kiersten Doucette, Teen Services Librarian, Naperville Public Library, Naperville, IL
Readers rave about The Delphi Trilogy:
“Read. This. Book! Each chapter leaves you on the edge of your seat, and it all leads up to one of the most exciting endings I’ve read in a long time.”
“It has it all: romance, intrigue and suspense… and very well written characters.”
“From the very first page to the very last page I felt like I was on this wild ride.”
“Even the most reluctant of reluctant readers will have a hard time putting these books down.”
- Rousing the Reading Rabble (chriseverheart.com)
- The Long and Short of Library Trips (chriseverheart.com)
- Mo’ Libraries, Mo’ Visits (chriseverheart.com)
- Bring on the Books (chriseverheart.com)
- Put it on the Books (chriseverheart.com)
- Electric Libraryland (chriseverheart.com)
- Teen Lit Fest 2 (chriseverheart.com)
- Other Author Wednesday with Chris Everheart (susanwingate.com)